5 Books of Poetry and Prose Including Poems by Longfellow and Illustrations by Harlow.
Lot 720. 5 Books of Poetry and Prose Including Poems by Longfellow and Illustrations by Harlow. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Flower-de-Luce” was published in 1867. The first edition hardcover is f+ with cloth missing from the spine and writing on the flyleaf. The book is complete and intact. It contains “Christmas Bells,” familiar as the song “I heard the bells of Christmas day….” It also has illustrations by Harry Feen, a prominent landscape illustrator; Granville Perkins, whose illustrations appeared in many magazines; Solomon Eytinge, Jr., who provided illustrations for Dickens and Tennyson as well; William Waud, who created sketches for news publications during the Civil War, and S. Colman, Jr., a painter known for his Hudson River paintings. Illustrations by Louis K. Harlow highlight “Living Waters,” an 1889 softcover book of 30 poems compiled by Alice L. Williams. Harlow was a painter and etcher known for his New England landscapes, fishermen, farms, boats, and coastal scenes. Robert Browning and Samuel Johnson are among the poets in Williams’ book. The covers and pages of the apparent first edition are separated; the front cover is torn and missing a small section of paper. The pages display nicely with two punch holes in the border at the left. “The Golden Hour” by James W. Foley is a 1915 gift-style hardbound booklet that contains five pages of poetry and five-pages of color illustrations. Near fine booklet in a dedicated vg box. Foley was a poet, journalist and secretary to North Dakota political figures. He produced more than a dozen books of poetry, and his prose appeared in “The New York Times” and “the Saturday evening Post.” One book has both poetry and prose: “American Satire in Prose and Verse,” edited by Henry C. Carlisle, Jr., 1962 first printing, ex-library book, f-g. Carlisle was an editor and novelist who joined Soviet dissident writers in opposing government censorship. The book contains writing on a wide range of topics – politics, racial issues, the arts and much more – and works by such authors as Mark Twain, John Updike, Benjamin Franklin, S. J. Perelman and Will Rogers. “Modern Eloquence” edited by Thomas B. Reed contains orations, or lectures, by Matthew Arnold, the English poet and cultural critic; Henry Ward Beecher, influential Congregationalist clergyman and abolitionist; Charles Farrer Browne, better known as Artemus Ward, generally regarded as the first American stand-up comedian; Edward William Bok, “Ladies Home Journal” editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The 394-page hardcover book is Volume IV in a series of books. F, and complete. Winning Bid $10.